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Usagi Yojimbo Book 32: Mysteries

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again now, and I’ll very likely say it again: I love Usagi Yojimbo. When they started putting out the Usagi Yojimbo Saga omnibus editions I was crushed. I’d been collecting the previous collections since Book 2. The Saga editions are not only longer but also a different page size, which would look terrible on my bookshelf. Happily, they’ve continued to release the older sized collections alongside the Saga editions, so here we are at Book 32: Mysteries. This volume collects issues #159 through #165, which had a lengthy break between issue #160 and issue #161.

The first two stories are self-contained and the third is a two-part story, all seemingly unconnected other than by the location, and the presence of Inspector Ishida, who was last seen a few month...

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Sword Daughter #1

Writer:  Brian Wood

Artwork:  Mack Chater

Colour: Jose’ Villarrubra

Lettering: Nate Piekos of Blambot

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Synopsis:  Setting: Norway, 991 AD. A young girl named Elizabeth finally sees her father awaken for the first time in 10 years after losing the rest of her family and village. Now, they are on mission of vengeance against The Forty Swords, as they set off to seek revenge and begin to rebuild the time they missed out on in developing their relationship.

Review: Right from the first frame Sword Daughter caught my interest. 12 year old Elizabeth’s narration of events past and present has a haunting quality to it...

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Ether: Copper Golems #1

Ether: Copper Golems #1

From New York Times bestselling Mind MGMT creator Matt Kindt and Black Hammer’s David Rubín comes this fantasy adventure about a science-minded hero intent on keeping the balance between Earth and a magic world!

Portals between Earth and the Ether begin to crack open unleashing devastating magical fury on our planet and only adventurer Boone Dias can seal the breaches. In order to put an end to this chaos, Boone recruits a powerful team of mystical beings including a grumpy, spell-writing fairy; a bickering, lavender gorilla; and a bull-headed, motorcycling spell-hacker...

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Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #2

Welcome back Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #2, the mini-series that is also issue #167 in the regular series (because apparently, that re-numbering irks me enough to mention for a second month.)

As I mentioned in last month’s review of issue #1, “The Hidden” takes its name from the Kakure Kirishitan or “Hidden Christians” of Japan’s Edo period. Usagi’s timeline within the context of real-world history has always been a bit loose, but one of my favorite things about Stan Sakai’s work is his love and dedication to pulling from that legitimate history. Within the context of history, The Hidden seems to take place not long after 1614 and outlawing of Christianity in Japan, given Usagi’s surprise at the fumi-e image he was ordered to step on in order to pass into town in the previous issue.

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“Incredibles 2” Lands at Dark Horse

(Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Crisis in Mid-Life! & Other Stories #1 cover by Gurihiru)

MILWAUKIE, Ore., —With the highly-anticipated release of Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 quickly approaching, Dark Horse is excited to return to the adventures of the Parr family and announce some incredible new content: a graphic novel for younger readers and a three-issue comic series based on the new film! Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Heroes at Home graphic novel for younger readers will go on sale on June 12, 2018. The first issue of Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Crisis in Mid-Life! & Other Stories goes on sale July 11, 2018.

Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Heroes at Home finds Dash and Violet doing their best to help out at home while their mom and dad—Mr. and Mrs...

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